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Spitsbergen

[spits-bur-guh n] /ˈspɪtsˌbɜr gən/
noun
1.
a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of and belonging to Norway. 24,293 sq. mi. (62,920 sq. km).
Also, Spitzbergen.
Norwegian Svalbard.
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Spitsbergen

/ˈspɪtsˌbɜːɡən/
noun
1.
another name for Svalbard
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largest island of the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, and part of Norway. Spitsbergen, with an area of 15,075 square miles (39,044 square km), is approximately 280 miles (450 km) long and ranges from 25 to 140 miles (40 to 225 km) wide.

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